Three more people will be inducted into the Cave City Hall of Fame Tuesday night.

The new inductees are: Sue Bunnell, former president and CEO of Kentucky Banking Center, now Citizens First Bank; Brian Doyle, New York Yankees baseball player; and the late Carl Davis, a Cave City businessman.

They will be honored during a banquet set for Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Cave City Convention Center with a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by the banquet at 6:30 p.m.

“The Cave City Hall of Fame was created four years ago to honor citizens of Cave City who have brought honor to the town, themselves, or their family by municipal, state, national or worldwide acclaim,” said Linda Hunt, a member of the Hall of Fame Inductee Selection Committee.

To date 16 people have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Inductees are chosen from a list of nominees. Nominations are submitted by the public for the committee’s consideration, she said.

In addition to recognizing the latest Hall of Fame inductees, the Cave City Chamber of Commerce will present various awards, such as Excellence in Agriculture, Citizen of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Economic Development and Volunteer of the Year.

“These are all in recognition of folks in the community who have made significant contributions in the following categories,” said Carol DeGroft, executive secretary for the Cave City Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber of Commerce has only given the Citizen of the Year award for the past couple of years.

“The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the community,” DeGroft said.

The banquet also features silent and live auctions.

“The auctions are fundraisers for the Chamber,” DeGroft said, adding that the money generated from the auctions will be used to fund several upcoming Chamber projects.

Some of the items to be auctioned are: Brian and Blake Doyle baseball cards, an autographed photo of Brian Doyle, a Johnny Padres baseball, a ceramic Cardinal platter and four tickets to the Kentucky Horse Park.

Those who were recently elected to the Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors will also be recognized. They are: Mary Lou Carey, Greg Davis, Bob Hunt, Linda Hunt, Gina Lyon, Bill Pott, Nicole Randall, Robert Smith, Wandel Strange, Paul Sullivan and Cynthia Watson.

The newly elected Chamber officers will begin their terms of office on Jan. 1.

Tickets to the banquet are $20 and are available at the Chamber office at 773-5159.


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